2017 KAC National Convention in Portland this September!
Sep
9
8:00am 8:00am

2017 KAC National Convention in Portland this September!

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This year the Oregon Chapter of the Korean American Coalition (KAC) has the honor of hosting the National Convention. This is an annual event that gathers members and guests from all over the country with the goal of providing a platform for discussion, networking and community building.  Workshops and speakers will focus on topics spanning immigration, career development, generational differences and multicultural identity and experience.

For the first time, this convention will feature and be open to members of many diverse communities in addition to the Korean American community. Not only will you be able to network and interact with likeminded people, you’ll also be able to expand your mind by listening to new and different viewpoints. Join us for an engaging weekend of conversation and celebration as we work to address the issues facing our communities today. Through productive discussions of shared pasts and hopeful futures, there is no limit to the change we can affect in our future as multicultural Americans.

Event passes are available for purchase here.  The draft convention program is also available.

We also have need based scholarship opportunities for community organizers, college and graduate students, and recent graduates.  Please contact kacoregon@gmail.com for more details or apply here.

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May Social: Brunch [UPDATED]
May
13
10:00am10:00am

May Social: Brunch [UPDATED]

[UPDATE]

The weather is horrid so let's meet indoors for a casual brunch at Lovejoy Bakers! Same time. See you there, let's eat some avocado toast and complain about the rain.

KAC will cover coffee and pastries! There will be other food available for order.
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Since the weather is starting to get nice, May's social will be outdoors and on the weekend! Hope to see a lot of new faces.

Meet at the Hoyt Arboretum's visitor center at 10am (easy to reach with public transportation!). We will provide some light snacks. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring some water!

Other suggested items:
- picnic blankets
- snacks
- frisbess

Please RSVP through the Facebook page (below) so we can get an accurate headcount.

https://www.facebook.com/events/200312793816454/

*please check the facebook page for an update on Friday! If it rains we will move this to be an indoor/covered event!*

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April Social: Karaoke Edition!
Apr
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

April Social: Karaoke Edition!

April's social will add SINGING to the normal socializing fun!!!!!!!!!!
Whether you already have a go-to karaoke ballad or have never been to Korean-style karaoke - you are welcome! 

KAC will cover the rental and light appetizers! Drinks and food available for purchase. 

This time the social is in Beaverton so if you need a ride feel free to comment on this page! We'll see what we can do and we also encourage carpooling among attendees! It's a great way to bond before the event :)

Our socials are a great way to meet people in the community, network and have fun. Everyone is welcome, you do not have to be Korean American!

Please RSVP via our Facebook event page so we can get a general headcount:

https://www.facebook.com/events/399969607039679/

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March Social
Mar
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

March Social

Please join us for our monthly social at Zilla Sake!
http://zillasake.com/ 

Normally these events are free but this time we are charging $10 per person to cover a set menu prepared by Zilla Sake! You can of course order additional food and drinks. 

We need an accurate headcount for this event because of the set menu so please make sure your Facebook RSVP is accurate! Only click attending if you're planning on coming, and please edit this if you end up not being able to make it.

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KAC Oregon Monthly Social
Nov
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

KAC Oregon Monthly Social

At our monthly networking social in November we will eat some finger lickin' good Korean fried chicken (양념치킨) at our friend, Sun's new place, @fomochicken at CARTlab PDX, a brainchild of Bo Kwon of Koi Fusion.

New and Old KAC members or friends of KAC welcome! Hope to see you all there.

https://www.facebook.com/events/187098701695037/

 

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Second Portland Korean Food Festival by KAC Oregon
Aug
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Second Portland Korean Food Festival by KAC Oregon

"Mukja" Portland Korean Food Festival is an event created and organized by KAC Oregon's board last year.  This fun event is wildly popular and sells out in advance.  We expect the second festival on August 28th to again sell out and hope to introduce new flavors and delicious traditional and modern Korean cuisine to our Portland community and beyond.

Some of the sponsors who have graciously donated money and products are Travel Portland, The Society Hotel, Lucky Foods (Seoul Kimchi), The Portland Mercury, and Korean Consulate Office in Seattle.  If you are interested in sponsoring or know any business or people who could be our sponsors, please contact us at kacoregon@gmail.com.

Please help spread the word about this amazing event!

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KAC Oregon Monthly Networking Social
Jul
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

KAC Oregon Monthly Networking Social

Summer in Portland is beautiful and time to be outside and enjoying the sun. This month's social is co-hosted by our generous Portland Korean Food Festival sponsor, The Society Hotel. Grab a drink on your own at the lobby bar and come upstairs to the rooftop. We will provide food and a great company.

If you are interested in volunteering at the upcoming Portland Korean Food Festival, please join us to learn more about how you can get involved.

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Community Service Day at Oregon Food Bank with KAC Oregon
May
7
9:00am 9:00am

Community Service Day at Oregon Food Bank with KAC Oregon

Spend a few hours with us and help Oregon Food Bank to fend off hunger for many families in Oregon.  Oregon Food Bank's Mission is to eliminate hunger and its root causes....because no one should be hungry.

The whole family (kids ages 6 and up) can join us for our KAC Oregon community service day to repack and label bulk dry food in a fun, active environment.  You will be repacking foods like rice, pasta, apples, or potatoes into family-sized packages.

To sign up and to secure a spot for this activity, you MUST sign up here at the Oregon Food Bank site.
Please create an account (or log in if you have volunteered before with Oregon Food Bank) to be added to our group.  It only takes a minute!

Every volunteer, regardless of age, needs to register.  If you are signing up family members, you must first log out of your account before using the link to register others.  You may use one email address for multiple people.

Don't forget to sign up to make sure you get a spot. It only takes a minute! Hope to see you there!

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Family Friendly Bowling Night at Sunset Lanes
Apr
16
5:00pm 5:00pm

Family Friendly Bowling Night at Sunset Lanes

Due to a popular request, KAC Oregon is hosting another family-friendly social at Sunset Lanes in Beaverton in April.  Come join KAC Oregon members and families for a fun filled evening of bowling.  The cost is $12 per person, regardless of age (it's a popular Sat night!), which includes 2 hours of bowling and shoe rental.  We have 5 lanes reserved for now and need a good head count to reserve more lanes.  Please RSVP by Friday, April 1st.  Each lane can have up to 6 person.

Food and drinks are available for purchase directly from Sunset Lanes.  Can't wait to see you all!

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KAC OREGON MONTHLY SOCIAL
Mar
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

KAC OREGON MONTHLY SOCIAL

It is time to MIX it up. For our March social KAC Oregon we will be partnering up with AKAP for a Pub Crawl on the East Side. 

  1. First stop  = Green Dragon; 6:00pm to 6:30pm
  2. Round 2 = Cascade Brewing; 6:45pm to 7:15pm
  3. Samcha = Base Camp; 7:30 to 8:00
  4. For The Win = Loyal Legion 8:30 to your hearts desire

Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Who is AKAP? Adult Korean Adoptees of Portland, organized in 2001 where Korean adoptees in Portland could meet and network. Also, they are a whole lot of fun.

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Jan
23
2:00pm 2:00pm

Professional Career Fair for College and Graduate Students

KAC Oregon and Korean American Health Professionals Alliance (KAHPA) are offering college and graduate students a chance to meet and talk with professionals to learn about careers in the fields of healthcare, law, business/marketing, architecture, accounting, graphic designs, and more. 

Come talk to a few professionals about their work experiences and professional careers and find out whether their careers sound right for you.  We can also advise you to navigate the job market  better and to be a successful candidate during an interview.  This is a mentoring event to allow students and recent graduates to explore their options and to ease your worries about entering the job market or heading into a specific professional career.

PSU KSA Student Association has generously secured an event space at PSU's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 101, on 1825 SW Broadway in Portland.

If you know anyone who could benefit from this program, please help pass along the information.  For questions, email kacoregon@gmail.com.  

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Depending on the number of sign-ups, you maybe asked to move your reserved time slot.


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Jan
9
5:00pm 5:00pm

Korean American Day Celebration (joint event with Korean Society of Oregon)

Did you know about the National Korean-American Day?

Korean American Day, which passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House in 2005, honors the contributions of the Korean American community to the U.S. and also commemorates the arrival of 102 pioneering Korean immigrants on January 13, 1903.

Join us for a special celebration for Korean Americans in Oregon on Saturday, January 9th at Portland Central Church in Beaverton.  We will have a proclamation by the Oregon Governor's Office followed by a singing contest open to the public. Prizes include a roundtrip ticket to Seoul, Korean, a large screen TV, and an iPad.

Bring your friends and family for this fun community event.  Dinner generously provided by H Mart.

Portland Central Church at 6275 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton OR 97008

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Dec
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

KAC Oregon Holiday Social

This month for our usual monthly social, we decided to celebrate the holiday season together with our members and friends by helping the homeless. We will be collecting new socks and small toiletries (that they can use to shower) for a few homeless shelters in the greater Portland area. If you prefer to donate cash to the cause, we will be collecting cash to be donated as a group.

Coming?
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